Elizabeth Stivison is a careers columnist for ASBMB Today who writes about academic careers. She recently earned her Ph.D. at Columbia University studying mechanisms of DNA repair. She loves biology research and enjoys writing about new discoveries, as well as the different career paths people take. Her favorite parts of writing about science are diving into new topics outside her field of expertise and getting to know the amazing people behind the work. Everyone has their own story and their own thoughts about their work and their job, and having the privilege to interview people, learn about them, and share their insights with others brings Stivison so much joy. In her free time, she enjoys writing music, playing the guitar and drums, and taking her crazy dog Milo to the park.
Articles by Elizabeth Stivison
Our careers columnist investigated all the academic job titles she could find to understand what the options are for people looking to participate in research and teaching at colleges and universities.
Sometimes people think of a technician position as one you might take for a few years after college, and that can be the case for some people. However, senior technicians and lab managers can play important long-term roles in labs.
What’s the role of ECM proteins in heart regeneration? How can an acid be converted to boost biofuel production? How does the “many ceramides” hypothesis lead to new tools for studying sphingolipid metabolism? Read about these questions and more.
The work of Brian Kuhlman can be described broadly as using computers and computational biology to model protein interactions. He uses the molecular modeling software Rosetta for protein interface design, antibody assembly and engineering photoactiv…
Investigative and medical sciences major Victoria Mak balances a full load of classes and a boatload of extracurricular activities at St. Louis University.